The Odd Life of Timothy Green Reviews

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April 4, 2013
A gooey mess, but not an entirely dislikable one.
April 4, 2013
The Odd Life Of Timothy Green made me shiver, like having a lizard crawl over your face when you're asleep.
April 4, 2013
Odd indeed.
August 22, 2012
The film is schmaltzy and very saccharine, so sweet it'll give you a toothache.
August 16, 2012
It's hard to believe that Hedges once wrote some decent light fiction (What's Eating Gilbert Grape, An Ocean in Iowa) before he started making greeting-card movies like Dan in Real Life and this one.
August 16, 2012
"There comes a point where "Odd Life of Timothy Green" is just too sentimental and too odd."
August 16, 2012
A fable about parenting and its accompanying joys and sorrows, done in the trademark Walt Disney style of pleasant, feel-good entertainment that doesn't leave much of an emotional trace.
August 15, 2012
Mostly, The Odd Life of Timothy Green feels contrived , if undeniably sweet.
August 15, 2012
[It] feels like a retreat - into manufactured drama shellacked with sticky sentimentality, into risk-free storytelling full of coldly contrived conflict.
August 15, 2012
It's the sort of thing you'll either find enchanting or an excellent reason to reach for the Scotch.
August 15, 2012
Anyone with an expectation of reality, or an aversion to mawkish melodrama, should probably stay home.
August 15, 2012
Hedges is a determined romantic and a bit of a saphead. He's also humane.
August 15, 2012
"The Odd Life of Timothy Green" is the sort of movie you actually hope kids see. How rare is that?
August 15, 2012
[It] invites critical derision, and Mom always taught me it was rude to refuse an invitation.
August 15, 2012
Someday we should hold a contest to see who's better at smiling through tears: Robin Williams or Jennifer Garner.
August 15, 2012
Not only is the story dreamed up by producer Ahmet Zappa even odder than the title indicates, its execution gets increasingly irritating as the film goes on.
August 15, 2012
A sun-dappled, heartwarming family film about a 10-year-old who sprouts out of the garden one magic night. It stars an extraordinary boy, C.J. Adams, with an extraordinary pair of gray eyes that gleam with joy and insight.
August 15, 2012
The movie should have been called Diary of a Wimpy Forrest Gump.
August 15, 2012
A pleasant if occasionally humdrum fairy tale, "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" lets us spend two hours in the company of some very nice people.
August 15, 2012
The ghastliness of this damp and squishy comedy is the byproduct of a confused and earnest sentimentality, a willful devotion to wide-eyed wonder that confuses simplicity with simple-mindedness.
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